Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Out for a Quick Walk

Stopping the action of an athletic moment can lead to some pretty silly positions, but with race walking I don't think that there is ever a moment with the contestant doesn't look a little bit silly.  Not that I want to cover 50 kilometers in three and a half hours, unless I can do it on by bicycle.  Jared Tallent (Australia) took over the lead with a little less than ten kilometers left to race.  It was looking like he would be a sure thing.  He was hoping to defend his 2012 Gold Medal that he just received due to a recent positive doping test of the Gold Medalist from the London Olympics.  Tallent had finish second four years ago, but got moved up with the disqualification.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Remember this is an original work of art, so once it has been sold, it is gone.  Don't delay buy it now!

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